Parks

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Municipal Parks

Murrysville has a wide variety of parks and recreational facilities including sports fields, neighborhood parks, community parks, Community Center, and extensive natural areas for hiking and enjoying the beauty of nature.

Park-iconClick on the parks icon to rent a park’s pavilion, view photos of the park, and obtain information about amenities.

Park pavilions must be reserved.  Please click on the Rental Reservations link for information and pricing.

Please click on the FACILITIES MANUAL to obtain regulations for renting the pavilions and enjoying the parks.

Dogs in Parks Rules:

  1. Dogs must be on a leash or lead of no more than eight (8) feet.
  2. Dogs are permitted to be off leash or otherwise controlled in accordance with state law in the confines of the Brooks Family Dog Park and Pleasant Valley Park; Townsend Park Monday through Friday, excepting days designated for the Murrysville Summer Recreation Program, dawn until 3:00 pm.
  3. Domesticated animals are not to disturb or damage park property, other occupants of the park, or wildlife in the parks. Such control includes the repair of any damage caused by such animal, and the removal and proper disposal of all waste generated by such animal.
  4. Dogs must be leashed in parking lots and around sports fields when in use.
  5. Dogs are prohibited in playground areas unless they are a service dog.
  6. Domesticated animals are not permitted on any playing field area.
  7. All domesticated animals must be licensed and vaccinated according to prevailing laws. The license and evidence of vaccination must be visually displayed.

Municipal Park Descriptions

 

Bear Hollow Park              

4100 Bear Hollow Park Court
Murrysville, PA 15668
41.10 acres

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Bear Hollow is located off Trouthaven Drive in Heather Highlands.  A stream that runs along one edge of the park is a favorite attraction.

Amenities:

(2) baseball fields
(2) tennis courts
basketball/street hockey court
playground
pavilion with lights (key required when rented)
grills

Directions from Monroeville:  Turn left onto Vincent Hall Road (@ McDonald’s); continue through the next light.  Vincent Hall Road becomes Sardis Road.  Continue on Sardis to Heather Drive at the entrance to the Heather Highlands plan.  Turn left onto Heather Drive and right onto Forbes Trail Road.  Turn at the first left onto Trouthaven Drive.  Near the top of the hill, there is a brown sign on the right indicating the entrance to the park.

 

Bear Hollow Trail
3740 Gun Club Road
Murrysville, PA 15668
7.69 acres

Bear Hollow Trail connects Gun Club Road to Forbes Trail Drive in Heather Highlands. This 1/2 mile trail follows a small stream through a pleasant, wooded hollow.

Chambers Park
2650 Chambers Park Court
Murrysville, PA 15668
5.69 acres

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Chambers Park is a neighborhood park located off of Meadowbrook Road. The playground for ages 2-12 was newly installed in 2016.

Amenities:

playground
(2) tennis courts
basketball/street hockey court
baseball/softball field
green open space
pavilion with 8 tables
grills
water fountain

Directions from Monroeville: Head east on Route 22: Turn right onto Trafford Road (at the light @ McDonald’s).  Take the first right onto Meadowbrook Road; turn left on McWilliams Road, then take the third left into the park (Chambers Dr.).  There is a brown sign at the entrance to the park.  (Go slow – it is hard to see).

Duff Park
4500 School Road South
Murrysville, PA 15668
162.75 acres

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Duff Park, designated a wild plant sanctuary by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, is located in hilly, heavily wooded terrain parallel to Route 22 with its main entrance off of School Road South.  The Funk Bikeway runs along Turtle Creek and provides a flat walking and biking trail for about 1.5 miles.  The other trails provide easy walking to strenuous climbs, depending on the route chosen.  Round Top Trail connects to Round Top Road less than a mile from the Staymates Log House.  A pavilion with no electric is available.

Directions from Monroeville: Turn right onto School Road South (at Sheetz).  The parking lot is on the right side of the road about 1/10 mile from Route 22.

Amenities:

pavilion with 8 tables
hiking trails

Heritage Park
5000 Cypress Drive
Murrysville, PA 15668
4.22 acres

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Heritage Park is a neighborhood park located off Logan Ferry Road on Cypress Drive in the Heritage Estates plan and is also accessible from Sardis Road.

Amenities:

playground
pavilion with 8 tables
basketball court
multi-use open field
grills
water fountain

Directions from Monroeville: Turn left onto Vincent Hall Road (@ McDonald’s); continue through the next light.  Vincent Hall Road becomes Sardis Road.  From Sardis Road: Continue approximately 4 miles on Sardis Road. Turn left onto Harvest Drive into Heritage Estates. At the stop sign turn left onto Cypress Drive. The park will be on your left.

Directions from 286: Turn onto Logan Ferry Road (at the light by Dairy Queen). Turn left onto Harvest Drive into Heritage Estates. At the stop sign, turn right onto Cypress Drive. The park will be on your right.

Lillian Kellman Nature Reserve
3490 Kellman Drive
Murrysville, PA 15668
56.58 acresThis wooded, relaxing area with trails for easy walking is located in the most densely populated area of Murrysville. Parking is available at the end of Kellman Drive. To get to the reserve, turn onto Meadow Gate Drive from North Hills Road and take the second right onto Kellman Drive. The Westmoreland Conservancy and the Municipality purchased the reserve as a cooperative effort in 1994. Habitat maps are available from the Recreation Department. There is another easement to access the reserve at the end of Evergreen Drive.Directions from Monroeville: Turn left onto Vincent Hall Road (@ McDonald’s). Turn right at the next light onto Old William Penn Hwy and then take the first left onto North Hills Road. Follow North Hills Road about 1-1/4 mile then turn right onto Meadow Gate Drive. Take the second right onto Kellman Drive. The parking lot for the reserve is straight ahead.
Kovalczik Park
160 Koval Court
Delmont, PA 15626
30.12 acres

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Kovalcizk Park has two entrances and parking areas. The one closest to the pavilion is at the end of Koval Court and the one closest to the playground is at the end of Henry Hudson Drive. There is NO water or electric available.

Amenities:

pavilion with 8 tables
grills
playground
hard court area for basketball and street hockey

Directions from Monroeville: Heading east on Route 22, go through the Murrysville business section and past the sign to the town of Export. Make a left turn onto Manor Road. There is a BP station/convenience store on the opposite corner. Travel to the sixth road on the left (Carousel Drive) and turn left. A brown sign points the way to the park. At the “T”, turn left for the pavilion and hard courts or turn right to find the playground and follow to the stop sign, turn left onto Henry Hudson. This will end at the parking area for the playground.

Murrysville Community Park
4056 Wiestertown Road
Export, PA 15632
305.94 acres

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Murrysville Community Park – Main Park

Murrysville Community Park (MCP) continues to expand. Thanks to the efforts of several volunteers the 1.5 mile Valley Hiking Trail was installed from the Sears house through the woods to the highest point overlooking the sport fields. A 2.5 mile paved walking trail that circles the park was added in 2016. The Rotary Miracle Field Complex provides ADA accessible play on a beautiful baseball field and all-purpose court, a pavilion and restrooms. An ADA accessible playground is soon to be installed.

Amenities:

paved walking trail
(3) multi-use fields
(4) baseball/softball fields
(2) playgrounds
pavilion with 8 tables, electric, grills and restrooms
bocce and shuffleboard courts
Rotary Miracle Field Complex
horse trail

Murrysville Community Park – Wetlands Wildlife Area

The Wetlands Pavilion, across the road from the main entrance, boasts a pavilion with restrooms, an indoor space with tables and chairs, and electricity. The indoor space provides a fantastic opportunity for community, school and homeschool groups to hold meetings or classes and take advantage of the learning opportunities the wetlands area has to offer. Walking trails that offer excellent wildlife viewing are also available, as well as WiFi and live webcam.

Amenities:

pavilion with 4 tables
indoor restrooms
WiFi
indoor classroom/rental space
walking trail
observation blind

Murrysville Community Park – Dog Park

“Paws on the Run” Dog Park, located on Farm Road, offers fenced-in areas for both large and small dogs and was made possible through a donation from the Brooks Family of Murrysville.

Murrysville Community Park – Scouting Knob

This area of the park is located off of Bollinger Road and was created in partnership with local Scout troops through Boy Scout Eagle Scout projects and is reserved for use only by Scouting groups. Use of this area can be coordinated by calling the Recreation Department at 724-327-2100 ext. 115 or ext. 104.

 

Directions from Monroeville: Take Route 22 east and turn left onto Cline Hollow Road (across from the Walnut Hollow Plaza) Directions from Delmont: Take Route 22 west and turn right onto Cline Hollow Road.  From this Point: Follow Cline Hollow until it T-junctions with Hills Church Road. Turn left onto Hills Church Road. Hills Church Road then turns into Wiestertown Road. Follow Wiestertown Road until you reach the park. The main park is on your left and the Wetlands is on your right. For the Dog Park, continue past the main entrance to the park and turn right onto Farm Road; the park is on the right.

Directions from Route 286: (Saltsburg Road – the stretch between Route 380 and Route 66): turn onto Hilty Road (located between Mamont and Lockwood Roads). Turn at the second right onto Wiestertown Road, past Farm Road (on the left). Pass the small farm house on the right. Turn right into the park (if you get to Evans/Bollinger Road, you have gone too far).

Directions from Route 66:  (North of Route 22 intersection; south of Route 286) Turn west onto Kistler Road. Turn right onto Hilty Road. Turn left onto Wiestertown Road. Pass Farm Road (on the left). Pass the small farm house on the right. Turn right into the park.

Pond Life at the Murrysville Community Park Wetlands (please click on this link to view the Pondwatcher website).

Pedora Park
3051 Wilson Road
Export, PA 15632
7.25 acres

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This park is located at the corner of Old William Penn Hwy and Wilson Road in the eastern portion of town.

Amenities:

baseball field
basketball courts
playground
pavilion with 8 tables
grills
electricity and lights

Directions from Monroeville: Head east on Route 22, through the Murrysville business section and past the sign to the town of Export. Make a left turn onto Manor Road. Take the first left onto Wilson Road and follow it 3/4 mile to the parking lot on the right.

Pleasant Valley Park
2557 Pleasant Valley Road
Murrysville, PA 15668
260.11 acresPleasant Valley Park is an undeveloped property on Pleasant Valley Road. The public can access the property by parking in a small parking lot located off Pleasant Valley Road. Because of the traffic on Pleasant Valley Road, please use caution when entering and exiting the parking lot. The property contains a wide variety of woods, open fields, hills and valleys, and small tributary to Lyons Run. A network of hiking/mountain biking trails has been completed by volunteers. Motorized vehicles are not permitted in this or any other Murrysville property.Directions from Monroeville: Heading east on Route 22: Turn right onto Trafford Road (at the light @ McDonald’s). At the Y-junction bear left on Pleasant Valley Road. Follow Pleasant Valley Road and the park will be on the left.
Staymates Log House and Barn
4515 Roundtop Road
Murrysville, PA 15668
11.80 acresThe first portion of the house was built in the 1700s with additions in the 1800s. The Staymates family purchased the property in 1852 and farmed the land until the early 1900s. The last family member to live in the home was Bessie Staymates. “Miss Bessie” was a well-known local school teacher who left the house and land to the Girl Scouts. The Municipality brought the property (house, barn, and 7 acres) in December, 1977.Directions from Monroeville: Head east on Route 22. Turn right at Sheetz onto School Road South and continue about one mile. Turn right onto Round Top Road. Staymates Log House and barn is on the left about 1/4 mile.
Townsend Park

130 Townsend Park Court
Murrysville, PA 15668

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This park is located off of Twin Oaks Drive, which is near the municipal buildings on Sardis Road. Trails offer easy to difficult terrain. The American Legion flagpole and the Rotary Garden surround the gazebo which is often used for family portraits and wedding photos. The Remaley Pond, stocked annually, near the largest pavilion is a favorite spot for fishing.

The Gazebo is available for rental; please call 724-327-2100 x104 for information.

Amenities:

Upper pavilion: 8 tables, grills, electricity and lights (key required when rented)
Lower Pavilion: 14 tables, grills, lights and electricity (key required when rented)
horseshoe pits
campfire ring with a permit
(2) baseball fields
pond
hiking trails

Directions from Monroeville: Turn left onto Vincent Hall Road (@ McDonald’s); continue through the next light.  Vincent Hall Road becomes Sardis Road.  Continue on Sardis for about 4 miles. You will pass the Municipal Building and Sloan Elementary School. Make a left onto Twin Oaks Drive. Go approximately one-half mile on Twin Oaks Drive and Townsend Park will be on the left. Take the driveway into the park. For the sports fields, turn left at the first parking lot and follow the road to the fields.

 

Veterans & Beckwith Sports Fields
4200 Sardis Road
Murrysville, PA 15668
6 acres

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The two sports fields are located on Sardis Road next to the Municipal Building and are popular for use by football, lacrosse and soccer organizations. Veterans’ Field is nearest the pavilion and is often used for family picnics and parties.

Amenities:

pavilion with 8 tables
grills
playground
flush restrooms

Directions from Monroeville: Turn left onto Vincent Hall Road (@ McDonald’s); continue through the next light.  Vincent Hall Road becomes Sardis Road.  Continue on Sardis for approximately 4 miles. You will pass the Municipal Building and Sloan Elementary School. Past the Municipal Building is the Public Works Complex. Turn left into the Public Works complex. The parking lot for both fields is on the right.

 

The Peter and Victoria Skena Nature Reserve
21.79 acres

The Skena Reserve, located on North Hills Road approximately one mile from Old William Penn Highway, will soon have an official trail system developed through volunteer efforts.  Stop by and enjoy a leisurely walk through the woods.

Sardis Park
5200 Rocky Hill Lane
Murrysville, PA  15668


10.64 acres

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Sardis Park is located off of Route 286 near Sardis Volunteer Fire Department. The park offers two pavilions with lights with water and electric easily accessible. There is ample parking, a large multi-purpose field, baseball field, and swing sets. This park is perfect for family and company parties, picnics and much more.

Amenities:

(2) pavilions with 8 tables in each
water and electric easily accessible
horse shoe pits
swing sets
(1) large multi-purpose field
(1) baseball field

Directions from Monroeville: Turn left onto Vincent Hall Road (@ McDonald’s); continue through the next light.  Vincent Hall Road becomes Sardis Road. Continue to the end of Sardis past the Municipal Building and Sloan Elementary School. Turn right onto Saltsburg Road. Approximately 1 mile down the road turn left onto Rocky Hill Lane. The park is on the left hand side.